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Press release 22/06/2020

Plan mental wellbeing support now to avoid exodus of doctors after Co...

Plan mental wellbeing support now to avoid exodus of doctors after Covid-19

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The Government, NHS and private healthcare providers must plan now for the mental wellbeing support doctors will need following the Covid-19 pandemic, if we are to avoid huge swathes either leaving the profession or suffering in silence with psychological injuries, says Medical Protection.

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Press release 11/06/2020

Urgent action needed to clear referral backlog and avert tsunami of c...

Urgent action needed to clear referral backlog and avert tsunami of claims and investigations

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The Government must commit adequate resource and support to clearing the backlog of referrals and delayed follow-ups in secondary care if we are to avoid a potential patient safety crisis and a tsunami of future claims or investigations, says Medical Protection.

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Press release 22/05/2020

Covid-19: Public support for doctors’ legal protection “overwhelming”

Covid-19: Public support for doctors’ legal protection “overwhelming”

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A YouGov survey of over 2000 GB adults, commissioned by MPS, demonstrates an overwhelming show of public support for doctors’ protection during this COVID-19 pandemic.

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Press release 15/05/2020

MPS comment on coroner verifying deaths in person

MPS comment on coroner verifying deaths in person

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Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director at the Medical Protection Society, comments on the news that Essex Coroner’s Service has withdrawn its demand for GPs to verify deaths in person during the pandemic.

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Press release 30/04/2020

Doctors should not face investigation if they decide they cannot see...

Doctors should not face investigation if they decide they cannot see a patient due to poor PPE provision

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MPS is calling for urgent reassurance from both the GMC and employers that doctors will not be subjected to regulatory or disciplinary action following a decision or outcome that is the result of poor PPE provision.

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Press release 14/04/2020

Emergency law needed to protect doctors at risk of legal challenge wh...

Emergency law needed to protect doctors at risk of legal challenge when treating COVID-19 patients

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Medical Protection has urged the UK Government to introduce emergency laws, similar to those being passed in New York state, so doctors know they are legally protected when making momentous decisions in very challenging circumstances that are in the best interest of their patients.

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Press release 09/04/2020

Medical Protection announces free membership for fast-tracked medical...

Medical Protection announces free membership for fast-tracked medical students

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Under measures to support student members during the Covid-19 pandemic, Medical Protection will provide an extra year of free membership for final-year medical students— with many starting work earlier than expected.

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Press release 18/03/2020

Automatic and free of charge support for retired doctors who join NHS...

Automatic and free of charge support for retired doctors who join NHS effort to tackle Covid-19

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The Government’s Coronavirus Bill published today sets out steps to increase the available healthcare workforce, including enabling the regulator to emergency register suitable people such as recently retired doctors.

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Press release 12/03/2020

Medical Protection welcomes guidance for doctors on COVID-19

Medical Protection welcomes guidance for doctors on COVID-19

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Medical Protection welcomes today’s letter by the General Medical Council (GMC), four health departments of the UK and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, addressed to doctors working to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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Press release 06/03/2020

Medical Protection celebrates first women in healthcare

Medical Protection celebrates first women in healthcare

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International Women’s Day – celebrated 8 March every year- aims to, among other causes, honour the achievements of women throughout history and across the globe. Medical Protection is proud to support women in healthcare and has today unveiled information about its first women members.

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Press release 03/03/2020

NICE advice for subarachnoid haemorrhage updated following input from...

NICE advice for subarachnoid haemorrhage updated following input from MPS

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The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has helped refine the NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) advice for headache and subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), to enable healthcare professionals to diagnose SAH earlier.

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Press release 04/02/2020

MPS comments on Paterson Inquiry

MPS comments on Paterson Inquiry

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Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director, comments on the Paterson Inquiry

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Press release 19/12/2019

Doctor acquitted by the Court of Appeal

Doctor acquitted by the Court of Appeal

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Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director of Medical Protection, shares his comments following a doctor being acquitted by the Court of Appeal.

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Press release 18/12/2019

Comments on the GMC annual workforce report

Comments on the GMC annual workforce report

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The GMC’s annual workforce report has found that high numbers of GPs are at risk of burnout, and 18% are considering leaving medicine entirely within the next year.

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Press release 15/11/2019

Existing Liabilities Scheme agreed for MPS general practice members i...

Existing Liabilities Scheme agreed for MPS general practice members in Wales

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Following extensive negotiations, Medical Protection Society (MPS) and the Welsh Government have reached an agreement that will ensure Medical Protection general practice members in Wales can turn to a state-backed scheme for help with clinical negligence claims no matter when in the future they become aware of a claim or how much that claim settles for.

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Press release 01/11/2019

72% of UK doctors facing ‘Superdoctor Syndrome’

72% of UK doctors facing ‘Superdoctor Syndrome’

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Nearly three quarters of doctors surveyed in the UK say they will always come into work, even when they are too unwell, fatigued or stressed to be productive according to a leading medical protection organisation.

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Press release 28/10/2019

Senior clinicians appointed to lead Medical Protection Society

Senior clinicians appointed to lead Medical Protection Society

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Two leading clinicians, Dr Suzy Lishman CBE and Dr David Roytowski, have joined MPS Council, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from across healthcare.

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Press release 29/09/2019

Urgent action needed to tackle burnout endemic in healthcare

Urgent action needed to tackle burnout endemic in healthcare

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In its response to the Professional Standards Authority’s (PSA) annual review of the regulator, MPS says more urgent action is needed, through a “simple and swift legislative measure”.

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Press release 17/09/2019

MPS “deeply concerned” at GMC’s continued right of appeal

MPS “deeply concerned” at GMC’s continued right of appeal

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In its response to the Professional Standards Authority’s (PSA) annual review of the regulator, MPS says more urgent action is needed, through a “simple and swift legislative measure”.

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Press release 06/08/2019

Nine out of ten trainee doctors said they do not have someone at work...

Nine out of ten trainee doctors said they do not have someone at work solely responsible for staff wellbeing

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A Medical Protection survey of doctors has highlighted concerns about staff wellbeing, with junior doctors feeling the least prioritised by their line managers/partners.

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